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1 person dead in Blaine County crash

Posted at 12:15 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 15:36:36-04

One person died in a single-vehicle crash in Blaine County on Saturday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported to the MHP at about 10:14 p.m.

It happened several miles northwest of the town of Chinook along Stephers Road.

Blaine County Coroner John Colby said the person who died is Payton Jones of Chinook; Jones was 19 years old, according to the Havre Daily News.

Two other people from Chinook, a 17-year old male and a 21-year-old man, were not injured in the crash, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The MHP says that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash; there is no confirmation at this point on whether anyone involved was wearing a seatbelt at the time.

We will update you if we get more information.